Imperatives for Tech-Savvy Teachers for Twenty-First Century Learner


Across the world, the rise of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and the numerous possibilities which they offer have instigated an examination of the benefits stemming from the use of educational technology in higher education. This paper looks at the impact of ICTs on educational standards and outcomes in relation to four identified teaching and learning strategies, namely, (1) planning (2) classroom organisation, (3) behaviour management and (4) assessment. It submits that introducing ICT-support tools across the curriculum and within all disciplines can raise educational standards in terms of building new networks of teachers, driving in new paradigms of teaching and learning, and putting teachers and students in contact with each other on a truly global scale. The purpose of this paper is to broaden and deepen our understanding of the future course of the digital technology and its impact on higher education in developing countries and elsewhere in the world.